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Dias

The quiet village of Dias is located north-west of the parish of Hanover.  Its history is closely associated with the early Sephardic Jews – who were known as the “Portugals” – that settled in western Jamaica.  In fact, Dias is believed to have been named after the Dias Fernandez family…

Dukunu: Traditional Jamaican Food

“Dukunu” also known as “tie-a-leaf” or “blue drawers” as it is commonly known, is a popular traditional food in Jamaica.  This dish, well known among sections of Jamaican society, is also widely prepared and consumed in various parts of the world. In other cultures where it is found it has…

Leonard Percival Howell (The Gong)

Leonard Percival Howell was born on June 16, 1898 at May Crawle in the Bull Head Mountain district of Clarendon. He was the eldest of 10 children born to Charles Theophilus Howell, a tailor and peasant farmer, and Clementina Bennett. While details of his early life are sketchy, Robert Hill…